Use Your Graphic As A Watermark
If you desire to view your company logo, you could simply include it on the Master View to make it effective on every slide. However, what if you wanted it to be a watermark instead. Just follow these procedures:
- Select the picture once you've inserted it (on the Slide Master or on an individual slide).
- The Picture toolbar should appear automatically, but if not, choose View, Toolbars and put a checkmark next to Picture.
- Click the Image Control button on the Picture toolbar (it's the second one from the left).
- From the drop-down menu that appears, choose Watermark.
- If you don't like the effect that watermark gives you, experiment with the next four buttons to the right on the Picture toolbar. You can use them to increase and decrease the contrast and brightness of the picture until you get just the effect you want.
By using the increase and decrease effects, you can achieve a watermark that will look professional on your desire slideshow.
This tip comes from Steve Rindsberg who is president of RDP, a 35mm slide-imaging service bureau that specializes in PowerPoint output. RDP also does custom PowerPoint VBA programming, develops Web-based utilities, and creates Acrobat PDF-based interactive documents for the Web and/or CD distribution. You can find RDP on the Web at http://www.rdpslides.com/.
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Date of last revision: 5 September 2001.